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Capital punishment was established in Italy by Benito Mussolini, for a trial period of five years last year. Last week the new law operated for the first time, when a firing squad of Fascist Legionnaires shot down one Michele della Maggiore, a Communist convicted of murdering two Fascisti. This was the first execution of an Italian in peace time, since the penal code abolished the death penalty 40 years ago.


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